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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Attorney General Sessions says not interviewed by Special Counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Wednesday he has not been interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in connection with an investigation into whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russians in the 2016 campaign.

17 Oct 2017

U.S. states sue Trump administration over for-profit college rule

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 Eighteen U.S. states on Tuesday sued the Trump administration's Education Department for refusing to enforce Obama-era requirements that for-profit and vocational schools show they adequately prepare students to work full-time in a recognized profession.

05 Oct 2017

New U.S. rule on payday loans to hurt industry, boost banks: agency

WASHINGTON Revenues for the $6 billion payday loan industry will shrivel under a new U.S. rule restricting lenders' ability to profit from high-interest, short-term loans, and much of the business could move to small banks, according to the country's consumer financial watchdog.

04 Oct 2017

U.S. financial regulator must beef up cyber security: inspector

WASHINGTON The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), one of Wall Street's top regulators, must strengthen its protections against hacking, according to a report the agency's internal inspector released on Wednesday as the financial sector reels from recent revelations of two major data breaches.

29 Sep 2017

Bank lobby launches legal challenge to U.S. consumer lawsuit rule

WASHINGTON Bank lobby groups launched a fresh attack on Friday on a new U.S. rule that restores customers' ability to band together to sue financial companies, filing a legal challenge in Texas that said the rule was based on flawed data and could harm consumers.

26 Sep 2017

Senate poised to repeal new rule allowing consumer class actions

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will soon likely vote to kill a new ban on banks and credit card companies requiring customers to surrender their right to sue in order to open accounts, according to aides, lobbyists and activists.

22 Sep 2017

U.S. consumer finance agency expected to punish Equifax: lawyers

(This September 21 story was refiled to include Truong's full title in fifth paragraph)

19 Sep 2017

U.S. cracks down on debt collection of private student loans

(This September 18 story corrects amount to $21.6 million from $26.1 million in first, 10th paragraphs)

18 Sep 2017

Opponents sharpen knives over impending U.S. payday loan rule

WASHINGTON Lobbyists and Republican lawmakers are gearing up for battle over a new U.S. regulation that is likely to dent profits in the $6 billion short-term, high-interest "payday" loan industry.

14 Sep 2017

U.S. consumer agency's 'no-action letter' to lender aims to aid new risk scoring

WASHINGTON The U.S. consumer financial watchdog agency issued its first "no-action letter" on Thursday to a lending platform that uses unconventional credit-scoring methods, as it seeks ways for consumers with short credit histories to find affordable loans.

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